Introducing Eclipse 4 on RAP

April 10, 2014 | 1 min Read

Today I am happy to announce that RAP and Eclipse 4 can now be used together. Over the last couple of months we have been working with Tom Schindl, who will be reporting on RAP and Eclipse4 as a guest author on this blog.

Integrating RAP and e4 has been an important goal for us since quite some time, actually we were even involved in the creation of e4. While the RAP team was not able to actively participate in the creation and implementation of Eclipse 4, the multi user capability that Eclipse 3 is lacking remained an important design goal for the platform team. The service orientation and the ability to inject behaviour of Eclipse4 made it possible to integrate with RAP in a non intrusive way.

The foundation for our RAP / e4 integration was laid by a proof of concept from Lars Vogel and Ralf Sternberg. They found a few issues which have been addressed in the meantime by fixing them or working around them.

If you are among those who have been pestering us for getting this done, I don’t want to hold you back any further and refer you to Tom’s Getting started with Eclipse 4 on RAP.